Category Archives: Scripture

Christmas 2020: Wonders of His Love

I wrote this a few weeks back as my contribution to a twelve-day devotional series that our ministry staff put together for our church family. I share it with you today as a final Christmas meditation this season. Merry Christmas! … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020: His Gospel is Peace

Truly He taught us to love one another His law is love and His gospel is peace O Holy Night Our understanding of peace is often based on cultural usage. From the perspective of geopolitics, peace boils down to the … Continue reading

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Christmas 2020: A Weary World Rejoices

O Holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining “Til He appears and the soul felt its worth A thrill of hope, the … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2020

Each year I set myself a goal to read 52 books — one per week. Most years I don’t hit the mark, but it’s a worthy goal nonetheless. Last year, I crushed it by reading 62 books. Believe it or … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: Be Gracious, Part 4

If we have experienced the grace of God in Christ Jesus, then it is incumbent upon us to be gracious with others, particularly in our speech. Here are some examples of gracious speech: Words of affirmation “I respect you. You … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: Be Gracious, Part 3

So the Bible is quite clear in proclaiming that God is a gracious God. But the implication of this truth extends to God’s people. Since the Lord is merciful and gracious, we should then be gracious in our dealings with … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: Be Gracious, Part 2

It would be an understatement to say that the graciousness of God is one of the primary themes of God’s Word. It’s better to say that God’s grace is THE theme of the Bible. Moses had an incredible encounter with … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: Be Gracious, Part 1

Be gracious with one another. This has become the mantra in our home this year. When the lockdown went into effect back in March, there were six of us living in our home: three teenagers, Sunny, myself, and Sunny’s 85-year-old … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: Slow Down, Part 4

I want to give the last word to Jesus: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: Slow Down, Part 3

Augustine lived over 1,600 years ago and was one of the most important voices in the history of the church. He was a deep thinker, a prolific writer, and a passionate preacher. One of his most enduring lines gets at … Continue reading

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